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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"So you mentioned many doctors have jokingly said turn around now, why do you still want to be a physician?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What did you learn from _____? (a mission trip I attended that was part of my AMCAS)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"In your time shadowing, tell me about the patient contact you personally were involved with." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Judging by your GPA you are a strong student, but why is this not show in your MCAT score?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, reviewed my AMCAS essays and the research I was involved with, read through SDN and became familiar with big programs from Drexel's website (ie the IFM/PIL programs however these will not be part of the curriculum as two distinct tracks for students matriculating in Fall 2017)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fourth year students were returning after being matched with their residency programs. A few took some time out of their day voluntarily to come talk to us during our very impressive catered lunch. They spoke very highly about Drexel's professors and students. They were very real." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day before my interview I went with my father to check and make sure the location was correct. The security guard was undoubtedly and unnecessarily rude to the both of us. In addition, the morning of my interview the same security guard was rude to us again when we asked for direction on where the student conference room was located. Bad first impression." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the essay wouldn't be as stressful as I thought it was going to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"In your interview it is so important that you are honest and real. These professors, doctors, and admissions committee members have been doing this for years and can tell right off the bat whether or not a student is being themselves. If you were invited for an interview, Drexel has some sort of interest in you so be confident, but never arrogant." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Would you recommend the hotel?

No

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

3/22/16

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"We were told that it would take 6-8 weeks to hear any word back due to the high volume of applicants. However, this is quite a long time and is very stressful to applicants. I would suggest, however if it is possible or not, to cut that waiting period down significantly." Report Response

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